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Costing for Passivation
How should a shop price passivation on a bid?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2014
Zinc-rich Paints: The Right Stuff
Are there special tools, spray equipment or methods required for applying zinc-rich paints?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2014
Chrome Pretreatment
What are effective pretreatments before painting over chrome?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/6/2014
Phosphate Pretreatment of Galvanized Steel
We use a seven-tank process that has been working fine for pretreating cold-rolled steel sheet but experience paint-adhesion failures when we pretreat galvanized steel. What must we do to change the process to pretreat GI sheet?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2013
Cleaning Process for Draw Bridge
What cleaning process do you think would work best for our operation of painting various industrial brakes used on overhead bridge cranes and draw bridges?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/29/2013
Painting Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel
Do you know of a successful and fool-proof method for cleaning and pretreating hot-dipped galvanized steel before painting?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/9/2013
Corrosion Data on Galvanneal Steel
Do you have any data comparing corrosion performance between galvanneal and pickled hot-rolled steel?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/12/2012
Zinc–Rich Primer Over Zinc Plating
Is it possible to replace a current process of zinc plating with a zinc paint process on a steel chassis? Also, can zinc paint be powder coated afterwards?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/6/2012
Painting a Galvanized Ceiling
A customer wants us to paint the underside of galvanized steel metal decking, which happens to be the interior ceiling of his new structure. The metal has been up for seven months, and he decided he wants it painted white to brighten-up the factory....
Ask an Expert Published: 5/7/2012
Solvent Cleaning Parts
Our company makes packaging machines, and I am the quality control engineer responsible for all finishing operations. We paint castings, sheet metal guards and machined parts. We are presently solvent-cleaning in two dip tanks prior to painting. We ...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/28/2012

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